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Datasheet

5 GHz High Performance airMAX® ac Bridge


Models: PBE-5AC-Gen2, PBE-5AC-ISO-Gen2

Highly Efficient Antenna Beam Performance

Up to 450+ Mbps Throughput

Dedicated Wi-Fi Radio for Management


Overview Application Examples
DATASHEET
Ubiquiti Networks launches the PtMP Client Links
latest generation of airMAX® CPE
(Customer Premises Equipment),
the PowerBeam® 5AC Gen 2, with
dedicated Wi-Fi management.

Improved Noise Immunity


The PowerBeam 5AC Gen 2 directs
RF energy in a tighter beamwidth.
With the focus in one direction, the
PowerBeam 5AC Gen 2 blocks or
spatially filters out noise, so noise
immunity is improved. This feature
is especially important in an area
crowded with other RF signals of the
same or similar frequency.

Integrated Design
Ubiquiti’s InnerFeed® technology
integrates the radio into the feedhorn
of an antenna, so there is no need for The PowerBeam 5AC Gen 2 used as a CPE device for each client in an
a cable. This improves performance airMAX Point-to-MultiPoint (PtMP) network.
because it eliminates cable losses.

Featuring high performance PtP Link


and innovative design, the
PowerBeam 5AC Gen 2 is versatile
and cost‑effective to deploy.

Software

airOS® 8 is the revolutionary operating


system for Ubiquiti® airMAX ac
Use a PowerBeam 5AC Gen 2 on each side of a Point-to-Point (PtP) link.
products.

Powerful Wireless Features


• Access Point PtMP airMAX
Mixed Mode
• airMAX ac Protocol Support
• Long-Range PtP Link Mode
• Selectable Channel Width
• PtP: 10/20/30/40/50/60/80 MHz
• PtMP: 10/20/30/40 MHz
• Automatic Channel Selection
• Transmit Power Control:
Automatic/Manual
• Automatic Distance Selection
(ACK Timing)
• Strongest WPA2 Security

Usability Enhancements
• airMagic® Channel Selection Tool
• Redesigned User Interface
• Dynamic Configuration Changes
• Instant Input Validation
• HTML5 Technology
• Optimization for Mobile Devices
• Detailed Device Statistics
• Comprehensive Array of Diagnostic
Tools, including RF Diagnostics and
airView® Spectrum Analyzer

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Advanced RF Analytics Multi-Radio Architecture
airMAX ac devices feature a

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multi‑radio architecture to power a
revolutionary RF analytics engine.

An independent processor on the


PCBA powers a second, dedicated
radio, which persistently analyzes
the full 5 GHz spectrum and every
received symbol to provide you with
the most advanced RF analytics in the
industry.

Real-Time Reporting
airOS 8 displays the following RF Constellation Diagrams
information:
• Persistent RF Error Vector
Magnitude (EVM) constellation
diagrams
• Signal, Noise, and Interference (SNI)
diagrams
• Carrier to Interference-plus-Noise
Ratio (CINR) histograms

Spectral Analysis SNI Diagram and CINR Histogram


airView allows you to identify noise
signatures and plan your networks to
minimize noise interference. airView
performs the following functions:
• Constantly monitors environmental
noise
• Collects energy data points in Dedicated Spectral Analysis
real‑time spectral views
• Helps optimize channel selection,
network design, and wireless
performance
In airView, there are three spectral
views, each of which represents
different data: waveform, waterfall,
and ambient noise level.

airView provides powerful spectrum


analyzer functionality, eliminating the
need to rent or purchase additional
equipment for conducting site
surveys.

UNMS App
The PowerBeam 5AC Gen 2 integrates UNMS Configuration Screen
a separate Wi-Fi radio for fast and easy
setup using your mobile device.

Accessing airOS via Wi-Fi


The UNMS™ app provides instant
accessibility to the airOS configuration
interface and can be downloaded
from the App Store® (iOS) or Google
Play™ (Android). UNMS allows you to
set up, configure, and manage the
PowerBeam 5AC Gen 2 and offers
various configuration options once
you're connected or logged in.

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Technology airMAX ac TDMA Technology
DATASHEET

Unlike standard Wi-Fi protocol,


Ubiquiti’s Time Division Multiple
Access (TDMA) airMAX protocol
allows each client to send and receive Timeline
data using pre-designated time
slots scheduled by an intelligent AP
controller.

Time Slot 1

Time Slot 2

Time Slot 3

Time Slot 4
This time slot method eliminates
hidden node collisions and maximizes
airtime efficiency, so airMAX Time Slots

technology provides performance

VOIP

VOIP

VOIP
Data
improvements in latency, noise
Packet Prioritization
immunity, scalability, and throughput
compared to other outdoor systems in Up to 100 airMAX ac stations can be connected to an airMAX ac Sector;
its class. four airMAX ac stations are shown to illustrate the general concept.

Intelligent QoS  Priority assigned to


voice/video for seamless streaming.
airMAX Network Scalability
Scalability  High capacity and
scalability.

Long Distance  Capable of


high‑speed, carrier-class links.

Superior Performance
The next-generation airMAX ac
technology boosts the advantages of
our proprietary TDMA protocol.
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NKC966.001B
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TAIWAN

Ubiquiti’s airMAX engine with custom


IC dramatically improves TDMA
latency and network scalability. The
custom silicon provides hardware
acceleration capabilities to the airMAX
scheduler, to support the high data
rates and dense modulation used in
airMAX ac technology. Superior Throughput Performance
Throughput Breakthrough 0 50 100 150 200 250 300 350 400 450 Mbps

airMAX ac supports high data rates,


which require dense modulation: 150+ Mbps
256QAM – a significant increase from
64QAM, which is used in airMAX.
450+ Mbps
With their use of proprietary
airMAX ac technology, airMAX ac
products supports up to 450+ Mbps
real TCP/IP throughput – up to triple
the throughput of standard airMAX
products.

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Hardware Overview

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The PowerBeam 5AC Gen 2 supports up to 450+ Mbps real Industrial-Strength Construction
TCP/IP throughput and features improved surge protection. • Fasteners  GEOMET-coated for improved corrosion
resistance when compared with zinc-plated fasteners.
Innovative Mechanical Design • Dish and brackets  Made of galvanized steel that is
• Built-in mechanical tilt  Mounting bracket conveniently powder‑coated for superior corrosion resistance. The
offers elevation adjustments: ± 20° tilt. hardware also prevents paint from being removed from the
• Quick assembly  Minimal fasteners simplify installation. metal brackets for improved corrosion resistance.
• Easy removal  The antenna feed can be detached with • Optional support  In high-wind environments, you can
the push of a button. enhance support with additional hardware (not included).

PBE-5AC-Gen2
The dish reflector design of the PBE-5AC-Gen2 makes it an
ideal CPE for deployments requiring maximum performance.
A protective radome is available as an optional accessory for
the PBE-5AC-Gen2.

Model Frequency PBE-5AC-Gen2 Dish Reflector


PBE-RAD-400 5 GHz ü 400 mm

PBE-5AC-ISO-Gen2
The PBE-5AC-ISO-Gen2 offers a rear housing with a
metal-plated interior, designed to enhance RF shielding.
Additionally, an included protective radome shields the
PowerBeam 5AC ISO Gen 2 from nature's harshest elements.

Breakthrough RF Isolation
The integrated isolator design spatially filters out
interference, so the PBE-5AC-ISO-Gen2 delivers improved
noise immunity in co-location deployments.

Compare the two near-field plots below, and note the


superior performance of the integrated RF isolator.

Both near-field plots are displayed in watts and use a linear


scale. The strength of the electromagnetic field is color-
coded:
• Red:  Highest strength
• Green:  Medium strength
• Indigo:  Lowest strength

Without Integrated RF Isolator With Integrated RF Isolator

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Specifications
DATASHEET

PBE-5AC-Gen2
Dimensions 420 x 420 x 230 mm (16.54 x 16.54 x 9.06")
Weight 2.22 kg (4.89 lbs)
Power Supply 24V, 0.5A Gigabit PoE Adapter (Included)
Max. Power Consumption 8.5W
Power Method Passive PoE (Pairs 4, 5+; 7, 8 Return)
Supported Voltage Range 20 to 26VDC
Gain 25 dBi
Networking Interface (1) 10/100/1000 Ethernet Port
Processor Specs MIPS 74Kc
Memory 64 MB
LEDs Power, Ethernet, (4) Signal Strength
Channel Sizes PtP Mode PtMP Mode
10/20/30/40/50/60/80 MHz 10/20/30/40 MHz
Enclosure Characteristics Antenna Feed Dish Reflector

Outdoor UV Stabilized Plastic Powder-Coated SPCC

Mounting Pole-Mounting Kit (Included)


Wind Loading 380 N @ 200 km/h (85.4 lbf @ 125 mph)
Wind Survivability 200 km/h (125 mph)
ESD/EMP Protection Air: ± 24 kV, Contact: ± 24 kV
Operating Temperature -40 to 70° C (-40 to 158° F)
Operating Humidity 5 to 95% Noncondensing
RoHS Compliance Yes
Salt Fog Test IEC 68-2-11 (ASTM B117), Equivalent: MIL-STD-810 G Method 509.5
Vibration Test IEC 68-2-6
Temperature Shock Test IEC 68-2-14
UV Test IEC 68-2-5 at 40° C (104° F), Equivalent: ETS 300 019-1-4
Wind-Driven Rain Test ETS 300 019-1-4, Equivalent: MIL-STD-810 G Method 506.5
Certifications CE, FCC, IC

Operating Frequency (MHz)


Worldwide 5150 - 5875
USA U-NII-1: U-NII-2A: U-NII-2C: U-NII-3:
5150 - 5250 5250 - 5350 MHz 5470 - 5725 MHz 5725 - 5850

Management Radio (MHz)


Worldwide 2412 - 2472
USA 2412 - 2462

PBE-5AC-Gen2 Output Power: 24 dBm


TX Power Specifications RX Power Specifications
Modulation Data Rate Avg. TX Tolerance Modulation Data Rate Sensitivity Tolerance
1x BPSK (½) 24 dBm ± 2 dB 1x BPSK (½) -96 dBm Min. ± 2 dB
2x QPSK (½) 24 dBm ± 2 dB 2x QPSK (½) -95 dBm ± 2 dB
2x QPSK (¾) 24 dBm ± 2 dB 2x QPSK (¾) -92 dBm ± 2 dB
4x 16QAM (½) 24 dBm ± 2 dB 4x 16QAM (½) -90 dBm ± 2 dB
airMAX ac

airMAX ac

4x 16QAM (¾) 24 dBm ± 2 dB 4x 16QAM (¾) -86 dBm ± 2 dB


6x 64QAM (2/3) 22 dBm ± 2 dB 6x 64QAM (2/3) -83 dBm ± 2 dB
6x 64QAM (¾) 21 dBm ± 2 dB 6x 64QAM (¾) -77 dBm ± 2 dB
6x 64QAM (5/6) 21 dBm ± 2 dB 6x 64QAM (5/6) -74 dBm ± 2 dB
8x 256QAM (¾) 20 dBm ± 2 dB 8x 256QAM (¾) -69 dBm ± 2 dB
8x 256QAM (5/6) 20 dBm ± 2 dB 8x 256QAM (5/6) -65 dBm ± 2 dB

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Vertical Azimuth Vertical Elevation

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Horizontal Azimuth Horizontal Elevation

Return Loss

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Specifications
DATASHEET

PBE-5AC-ISO-Gen2
Dimensions 459 x 459 x 261 mm (18.07 x 18.07 x 10.28")
Weight (Mount Included) 3.22 kg (7.10 lbs)
Power Supply 24V, 0.5A Gigabit PoE Adapter (Included)
Max. Power Consumption 8.5W
Power Method Passive PoE (Pairs 4, 5+; 7, 8 Return)
Supported Voltage Range 20 to 26VDC
Gain 25 dBi
Networking Interface (1) 10/100/1000 Ethernet Port
Processor Specs MIPS 74Kc
Memory 64 MB
LEDs Power, Ethernet, (4) Signal Strength
Channel Sizes PtP Mode PtMP Mode
10/20/30/40/50/60/80 MHz 10/20/30/40 MHz
Enclosure Characteristics Antenna Feed Dish Reflector

Outdoor UV Stabilized Plastic Powder-Coated SPCC

Mounting Pole-Mounting Kit (Included)


Wind Loading 559 N @ 200 km/h (125.7 lbf @ 125 mph)
Wind Survivability 200 km/h (125 mph)
ESD/EMP Protection Air: ± 24 kV, Contact: ± 24 kV
Operating Temperature -40 to 70° C (-40 to 158° F)
Operating Humidity 5 to 95% Noncondensing
RoHS Compliance Yes
Salt Fog Test IEC 68-2-11 (ASTM B117), Equivalent: MIL-STD-810 G Method 509.5
Vibration Test IEC 68-2-6
Temperature Shock Test IEC 68-2-14
UV Test IEC 68-2-5 at 40° C (104° F), Equivalent: ETS 300 019-1-4
Wind-Driven Rain Test ETS 300 019-1-4, Equivalent: MIL-STD-810 G Method 506.5
Certifications CE, FCC, IC

Operating Frequency (MHz)


Worldwide 5150 - 5875
USA U-NII-1: U-NII-2A: U-NII-2C: U-NII-3:
5150 - 5250 5250 - 5350 MHz 5470 - 5725 MHz 5725 - 5850

Management Radio (MHz)


Worldwide 2412 - 2472
USA 2412 - 2462

PBE-5AC-ISO-Gen2 Output Power: 24 dBm


TX Power Specifications RX Power Specifications
Modulation Data Rate Avg. TX Tolerance Modulation Data Rate Sensitivity Tolerance
1x BPSK (½) 24 dBm ± 2 dB 1x BPSK (½) -96 dBm Min. ± 2 dB
2x QPSK (½) 24 dBm ± 2 dB 2x QPSK (½) -95 dBm ± 2 dB
2x QPSK (¾) 24 dBm ± 2 dB 2x QPSK (¾) -92 dBm ± 2 dB
4x 16QAM (½) 24 dBm ± 2 dB 4x 16QAM (½) -90 dBm ± 2 dB
airMAX ac

airMAX ac

4x 16QAM (¾) 24 dBm ± 2 dB 4x 16QAM (¾) -86 dBm ± 2 dB


6x 64QAM (2/3) 23 dBm ± 2 dB 6x 64QAM (2/3) -83 dBm ± 2 dB
6x 64QAM (¾) 23 dBm ± 2 dB 6x 64QAM (¾) -77 dBm ± 2 dB
6x 64QAM (5/6) 22 dBm ± 2 dB 6x 64QAM (5/6) -74 dBm ± 2 dB
8x 256QAM (¾) 20 dBm ± 2 dB 8x 256QAM (¾) -69 dBm ± 2 dB
8x 256QAM (5/6) 20 dBm ± 2 dB 8x 256QAM (5/6) -65 dBm ± 2 dB

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Vertical Azimuth Vertical Elevation

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Horizontal Azimuth Horizontal Elevation

Return Loss

Specifications are subject to change. Ubiquiti products are sold with a limited warranty described at: www.ubnt.com/support/warranty
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